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Genoa lemon

Citrus limon L. Burm.f.


CRC 565

PI 539313

VI 503


Photos by David Karp and Toni Siebert, 4/8/2011, CVC. Photo rights.


Source: Received as budwood from J.W. Mills, Pomona, Calif., 1914.


Parentage/origins: Parents unknown.


Rootstocks of accession: Yuma Ponderosa lemon


Season of ripeness at Riverside: Unknown at this time.


Notes and observations:

Buds selected by J.W. Mills at Pomona, Calif., 1908 and put in seedlings at Riverside Station nursery. Original trees in Rubidoux tract. Tree 12A-2-14 has shellbark & exocortis (1959). This accession has exocortis, removed by shoot tip grafting (STG 93-3) 1985.

Description from The Citrus Industry Vol. 1 (1967):

" Genoa is a California variety which Webber (1943) says is of the Eureka type and difficult to distinguish from it.  As the writer saw it in Chile, where it was taken from California and constitutes the principal variety, it appeared to be somewhat more vigorous, densely foliated, and cold-resistant.  It was introduced into California about 1875 from Genoa, Italy, by Jose Rubio of Los Angeles.  So far as the writer has been able to ascertain, it has achieved commercial importance only in Argentina and Chile. "

Availability: Commercially available in California through the Citrus Clonal Protection Program.

USDA Germplasm Resources Information Network page for Genoa lemon





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